Join the Conversation with Senator Jay Costa

On Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m., Senator Costa will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting to discuss the State Budget.

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Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa Applauds Nomination of Alison Beam to Acting Secretary Of Health

Pittsburgh, Pa. – January 22, 2021 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s nomination of Alison Beam to be the new Acting Secretary of Health. I wish Alison Beam the best as she takes on the position of...
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Senator Costa Introduces Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

Harrisburg, Pa. – January 19, 2021 – Again this session, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa is seeking cosponsors for comprehensive campaign finance reform legislation. “Pennsylvania is one of the most poorly regulated states as it relates to campaign finance laws,”...
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Pa Senate Democrats Announce Committee Chairs and Membership for 2021-22 Legislative Session

Harrisburg, Pa. − January 15, 2021 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa today announced the slate of Democratic chairs and members for the Senate’s standing committees in the 2021-22 legislative session. “Our caucus is diverse in every way – from demographics to...

Senator Costa Will Attend Swearing in for Senator Brewster on Wednesday

Pittsburgh, Pa. — January 12, 2021 —  Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa: “Tomorrow morning, I am looking forward to joining Senator Jim Brewster in Harrisburg for his swearing in ceremony. I want to thank Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman...
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Senate Democrats Respond to Federal Court Ruling in Senator Brewster’s Race

Pittsburgh, Pa. — January 12, 2021 —  Today, U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan issued a ruling in favor of seating the rightful winner of the 45th senatorial district – Senator Jim Brewster, and upholding the counting of ballots as certified by the...

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The Wall of Faces

In the 43rd

Senator Costa is touring new businesses, meeting with established business owners, and checking out the notable institutions of the 43rd District. Come along in this web series, In The 43rd!

Real Id Act

Real ID Act

Beginning October 1, 2021, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.

Clean Slate Law

Clean Slate Law

I am proud to announce that my office is dedicating a staff person to help people navigate the rules, paperwork, and process for expunging or sealing old criminal history records. The new Clean Slate Law is going to give many people a second chance that was previously only a dream. 


ALCOSAN's Clean Water Assistance Fund

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund.


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Pennsylvania Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus


The Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Caucus, a bi-cameral, bi-partisan caucus, was established in October 2012 with the purpose of providing caucus members access to the latest research, education and policy developments on arts and culture.  Additionally we support caucus members in their efforts to draft and pass legislation that advances arts, culture, and tourism in the Commonwealth.

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